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Aspen Ideas Festival, 2010. Ken Robinson discusses how finding your passion changes everything. Speakers: Sir Ken Robinson The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Learn more at: http://www.aspenideas.org/ Follow us on: Instagram http://instagram.com/aspeninstitute Facebook...
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Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, coauthors of the 2014 best-seller The Second Machine Age, will preview their new book at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Machine, Platform, Crowd brings together economics, computer science, and several other fields to present a practical, action-oriented guide to the changes and disruptions brought by the amazing technological progress of today and tomorrow. The book is aimed at executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and anyone else interested in...
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The Aspen Ideas Festival, 2009. Most of us think we know what would make us happy and that our only problem is getting it. But, according to Harvard Psychologist and author Dan Gilbert, research in psychology and economics shows that people routinely mispredict how they will feel when they do and don't get what they are seeking, overestimating both the pleasures of success and the pains of failure. Learn what science has to tell us about why we all seem to stumble "on" happiness...
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Interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her book "Americanah" Interviewer: Michele Norris, Founding Director, The Race Card Project, and Host and Special Correspondent, NPR.
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Aspen Health Forum, 2009. Featuring: Michelle Goldberg, Phyllis Greenberger, Kathy Hudson Moderator: Nancy Glick Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of health care, the Aspen Health Forum brings cutting-edge medical science and health care discussions to the public square. It is the world’s only public gathering that offers a lay audience the opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health,...
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Joichi "Joi" Ito has been recognized for his work as an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and internet freedom. As director of the MIT Media Lab, he is currently exploring how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform society in substantial and positive ways. About the Book: "The future," as the author William Gibson once noted, "is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." Whiplash is...
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Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rana Foroohar, global business columnist of the Financial Times, examine American foreign policy and the crisis of the old order. Given 21st century challenges posed by terrorism, climate change, and cyberwarfare within a context in which the policies and institutions that have guided us for decades no longer seem to suffice, is it time for a new approach to the world, a total system upgrade?
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Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. Not, that is, until the spring of 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new gene-editing tool CRISPR — a revolutionary new technology that she helped create — to make heritable changes in human embryos. The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic...
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Has the great American experiment in liberty gone off the rails? Best-selling novelist, public radio host, and acclaimed cultural critic Kurt Andersen tackles that question in his latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, due out in September. Get a sneak preview of this provocative chronicle of magical thinking and make-believe that provides a new paradigm for understanding the post-factual present, in which reality and illusion are dangerously blurred. Featuring:...
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Cartel Land is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim...
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Our drive to create makes us unique among living things. What is special about the human brain that enables us to innovate? Why don’t cows choreograph dances? Why don’t alligators invent speedboats? Drawing on their upcoming book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt examine the evolutionary tweaks that gave rise to our species’ imaginative gifts. Weaving together arts and science, Brandt and Eagleman...
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A post-screening discussion with Ashley Bell, Judy Richardson, and Michele Norris in collaboration with the Society of Fellows Symposium. The panel reflects on the movie "I Am Not Your Negro," the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the State of the Movement. This video was recorded on February 23, 2017 in Aspen, Colorado.
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Esther Perel’s TED talks about fidelity have been watched more than 13 million times, and her book Mating in Captivity is a New York Times best-seller. Dan Savage’s syndicated sex advice column “Savage Love” has been a hit for 25 years, and his “Savage Lovecast” continues to top the podcasts charts ten years in. Jennifer Finney Boylan, transgender activist, author, and Times op-ed contributor, steals the show on “I Am Cait.” Put the three of them together in a nightclub with...
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Aspen Health Forum, 2009. Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of health care, the Aspen Health Forum brings cutting-edge medical science and health care discussions to the public square. It is the world’s only public gathering that offers a lay audience the opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health, health care industry leaders and other top experts in health policy and biomedicine. Follow...
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After you've achieved success, what comes next? Featuring New York Times columnist David Brooks.
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Illness and death are universal challenges, but not something we anticipate in our 30s. Kate Bowler and Lucy Kalanithi understand that any of us can confront these harsh realities at any time. Bowler was 35 when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. She tried to make sense of it in Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. Kalanithi, an internal medicine doctor, completed her husband Paul’s manuscript, When Breath Becomes Air, after the neurosurgeon died of lung...
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People are rightly concerned about the impact of Internet porn—on kids and teens, on young adults, on women, and on couples. How is it affecting our views of sex, gender, power, aggression, and bodies? While most parents don’t want their kids getting their sex ed from porn, how can parents prepare kids for the images they’ll see and the lessons they may learn? How can couples productively discuss one partner’s porn use if the other partner objects? Finally, what are some common myths...
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What makes two people click? What does it really mean to say, “we have chemistry”? The Atlantic's Olga Khazan talks to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher about the four styles of thought and behavior that Fisher has identified through brain scans (using fMRI) that help explain the biological underpinnings of romantic love, love addiction, adultery, and divorce. Based on data collected from 35,000 single Americans, Fisher explains modern courtship, why a trend she calls “slow love”...
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What are the “rules of the road” with respect to cyber space? Since cyber space knows no boundaries, whose government gets to decide? What is the prospect for an agreed upon multinational framework for defining threats and sanctioning responses, up to and including offensive action? Keith Alexander, CEO and Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, National Security Agency; Former Commander, US Cyber Command Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for the National...
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Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is also the author "Steve Jobs," "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" and " Einstein: His Life and Universe." The talk will be moderated by David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.
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Featuring: Gabrielle Glaser, Author, Her Best‐Kept Secret Recorded: May 20, 2015 The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute's fourth annual New York Ideas highlighted the biggest people, ideas and trends that will change the future. Exploring the possibilities that charm and challenge human intelligence and ingenuity, this year's festival investigated how today's questions become tomorrow's answers. http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2015/05/20/new-york-ideas
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Born online after the not-guilty verdict in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and translated to the streets after the killing of Michael Brown, #BlackLivesMatter is an organization, a movement, and a rallying cry for racial justice. Even as the historic presidency of Barack Obama comes to an end, systematic racial injustice persists: young black men are 21 times more likely than their white counterparts to be shot by police, public schools are more segregated now than ever, and black unemployment...
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Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass discusses his recent book, A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. The discussion was moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson as part of the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series. Dr. Richard Haass is president of the non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations. He served as the senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and as Director of the Policy Planning Staff...
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Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks about his latest book, Steve Jobs, the only authorized biography of the late Apple Inc. co-founder. This conversation was recorded on January 19, 2012 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
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Featuring Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, discussing his new book Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice. About the Book: A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. Bill Browder’s journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the...
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This session from the 2013 Aspen Security Forum features an excerpted screening of the acclaimed HBO documentary, MANHUNT, based on the book of the same name by noted terrorism expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen. Bergen, and the film's director and producer, Greg Barker, discuss the film and the story it tells. Featuring: Peter Bergen, Author, Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad; National Security Analyst, CNN; Director, National Security...
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Today, Maajid Nawaz leads a think tank focusing on such things as citizenship and identity, religious freedom, and extremism. But his young life is marked by years spent as a youth leader and recruiter for a radical Islamist group which ultimately landed him in an Egyptian prison for four years. He shares his remarkable transformation toward liberal democratic values.
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McCloskey Speaker Series, 2010. Daniel H. Pink, author of several provocative, best-selling books about the changing world of work. His latest is Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which uses 40 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation and offers a more effective path to high performance. He served as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore from 1995 to 1997 and was an aide to US Labor Secretary Robert Reich. The Aspen Ideas...
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Art collector Leonard Lauder describes the events that brought together early cubist painters Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Lauder shares photos and stories from the artists' collaborative period. "Picasso copied Braque," notes Lauder. He describes the influences that moved Picasso's work from a 3-dimensional "analytical cubism" to a 2-dimensional "synthetic cubism." Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of the Aspen Institute and Chairman Emeritus of The...
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The world doesn’t lack for creative ideas—it lacks people to champion them. Once you have an idea, how do you communicate it? Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times bestselling author of Originals, will share insights on how to speak up without getting silenced, and how to find allies in unexpected places.
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Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic figures by examining Jesus within the context of the times in which he lived: the age of zealotry. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against historical sources, Aslan describes a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity secret; and the seditious “King of the Jews,” whose promise...
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Nancy Andreasen is a leading neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Iowa whose fascinating research into the creative mind has been informed in part by the stream of remarkable writers who gather there. She is now conducting a study that uses neuroimaging to visualize the creative brain in action, examining both artists and scientists. Her work also examines the roles of nature v. nurture and the relationship between creativity and mental illness.
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This Aspen Institute event featured social psychologist and Harvard University professor, Ellen Langer, Ph.D. Dr. Langer is the author of 11 books including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series reflects the founding principles of the Aspen Institute – a commitment to nurturing the ‘whole’ individual – by...
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series recently featured Dr. Atul Gawande, staff writer at New Yorker magazine and professor at Harvard School of Public Health, discussing his book "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" (Metropolitan Books). In this video clip, Gawande explains the personal stories that went into the book, and how his research for "Being Mortal" played a role in his own family's health care decisions.
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Kati Marton discusses her new book, Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America. When award-winning journalist and author Kati Marton went to Hungary to research her family’s life there, she expected to find some good material. After all, her parents were reporters for the AP and UPI during the heart of Hungary’s Cold War past. Still, it was a bit of a shock when the archivists brought her “shopping carts full of documents about my family.” In fact, Marton’s parents were...
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The Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program welcomes you to its breakfast discussion on Wednesday, May 23, entitled, “Don’t Get PWNED — Building a Culture of Cybersecurity.” The discussion will run from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., with breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event will focus on how organizations and the government better understand cyber risks and create an institutional culture focused on security. The breakfast will feature a discussion, moderated by Aspen...
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series featuring William I. Hitchcock, Professor of History, University of Virginia discussing his recent book The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (Simon & Schuster). Moderated by Dan Glickman, Vice President & Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program. About The Age of Eisenhower: In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top...
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The Investment Gospel According to Jack Bogle: “Don’t look for the needle in a haystack. Just buy the haystack.” Does that mean buy, sell or hold — stocks, bonds or gold? Watch this discussion with John C. Bogle, who founded The Vanguard Group in 1974, served as its chairman and CEO until 1996 and senior chairman until 2000. Fortune magazine named him one of the investment industry’s four “Giants of the 20th Century”. TIME magazine cited him as one of the world’s 100 most...
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Laura Liswood, Co-founder, The Council of Women World Leaders "Have you ever wondered why: • So few women run companies around the world • Even fewer American companies are run by Japanese men • There are more tall male leaders than short male leaders • Pakistani leadership is filled with cricket fans but not racquetball players Chances are it has nothing to do with outright bias or intentional discrimination. So what happens? Where is the diversity? Businesses around the world...
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series featuring Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson on his new biography “Leonardo Da Vinci.”
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I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it,” David Brooks has said about his experience writing his latest New York Times bestseller about personal virtues and honesty in a materialistic age. Katie Couric explores this journey with the deeply thoughtful author
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July 11-18, 2008 On July 11, 2008, more than 100 participants arrived in Svalbard in the high Norwegian arctic and boarded the ship National Geographic Endeavour. Lindblad Expeditions, Ralph Lee Hopkins: We listened to the music of vast silences near the top of the world, and felt the heave and subsidence of the sea. We watched seabirds, wild reindeer, walrus, and polar bears living and moving to a different rhythm. But we were not on vacation. Sponsored by National Geographic, the Aspen...
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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series featuring The New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta discussing his new book Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else) (Penguin Press). Moderated by American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Norman J. Ornstein. About Frenemies: An intimate and profound reckoning with the changes buffeting the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business from the perspective of its most powerful players, by the bestselling author of...
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Since Sam Kass became senior policy advisor for Nutrition Policy at the White House, five years ago, he has been at the forefront of Michelle Obama's campaign to convince manufacturers to reduce fat and sodium and add whole grains to their foods. A legacy of the White House will be improving school lunches — if, that is, the improvements the White House won four years ago don't get rolled back by a Congress that says fruits and vegetables are expensive and kids don't eat them anyway. Kass...
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In this digital age, many of the most pressing questions about free speech arise in cyberspace. And increasingly, the answers to those speech questions are defined in board rooms, rather than court rooms. What comments on Facebook constitute hate speech? Which videos on YouTube are likely to incite violence? At the moment, many of the most important decisions about online content, access, and speech are concentrated in the hands of a few private actors. Will they have even more power in 2024?...
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Leadership In Action Series: In Conversation with Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist, columnist and author. From the Aspen Leaders Action Forum.
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Income Inequality: The Hard Truths Income inequality has become a defining moral challenge of our time, a division between rich and less well off that threatens the fabric of our society. How did we become the most unequal developed nation in modern times? What should we be doing to help those who have been on the losing side of this tectonic shift? Steven Rattner, who has been studying and writing about this issue for nearly 20 years, will offer a stunning presentation of the magnitude of the...
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The Aspen Health Forum, 2009. In times of joy our intellect is keener and our health more resilient. Everyone delights in good food, drink and entertainment, but these are passing pleasures. Dr. Chopra imparts insights on how to obtain lasting happiness and how it contributes to one’s overall well-being. Deepak Chopra, MD; Founder, The Chopra Center Introducer: Walter Isaacson; President and CEO, The Aspen Institute Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of...
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Walter Isaacson is fascinated by innovators — the kinds of geniuses whose ideas have transformed industry, science, and society. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Benjamin Franklin each grabbed his attention in ways that allow us, as readers, to discover the depth and breadth of their brilliant thinking and creative sensibilities. Now comes Leonardo da Vinci, whose boundless curiosity renders him perhaps the greatest creative genius of all time. Isaacson explains what he can teach us?...
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Indra K. Nooyi is chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, overseeing 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. She is chief architect of Performance with Purpose, the company's commitment to delivering sustained growth while doing what's right for people and the planet. Nooyi serves on the boards of the US-China Business Council, US-India Business Council, Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, the Lincoln Center, and Tsinghua University. She is a member of the World Economic...
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Americanah" Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Interviewer: Founding Director, The Race Card Project, and Host and Special Correspondent, NPR, Michele Norris From the 2014 Washington Ideas Forum. Hosted in partnership with the Aspen Institute, the Washington Ideas Forum has developed a reputation for fostering creative thinking about the critical issues affecting our national identity, politics, and core values. Celebrating our six-year anniversary, we relaunched our flagship program at the...
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For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer’s movies and TV shows, including Splash, “24”, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, and “Arrested Development”, and many others. Whether you’re...
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During the president’s State of the Union speech, one Cabinet member is always purposefully absent — by custom — not just from the Capitol, but usually from Washington itself, in case of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. On February 4, 1997, that Cabinet member was Dan Glickman, Former US Secretary of Agriculture and Congressional Program Executive Director. Glickman reflects on his experiences being the designated successor during President Bill Clinton's 1997 State of the Union...
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Esther Perel is recognized as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and romantic relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. The author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity, Perel believes that the most traditional aspects of a culture and the most progressive and radical changes in a society take place around sexuality. Much of Perel’s work—both lecturing internationally and advising couples in her private therapy...
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Jeff Chang has chronicled contemporary American experiences of arts, culture, race, and politics in books like Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, his history of hip-hop, and Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America. As director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford and the co-founder of CultureSt/ke and ColorLines, he is at the forefront of these issues as they affect our arts and culture. In his newest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and...
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Aspen Ideas Festival, 2010. The concept of learning is changing and so is the meaning of a college degree. How do we keep students in continued education and what are our expectations of them? Eduardo Padr¢n, Kim Bottomly, Claude Steele, Sidney Harman, and Melody Barnes discuss with moderator Elliot Gerson. Speakers: Eduardo Padron, Sidney Harman, Elliot Gerson, Kim Bottomly, Claude Steele, Melody Barnes The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from...
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Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of American culture. He is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. Jon Batiste is a New Orleans-bred, New York-based musician, educator, and humanitarian, and the new band leader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The two discuss the genius of jazz with Walter Isaacson. This...
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Featuring Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and is the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel is the author of numerous bestselling texts and titles, including Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, The Whole-Brain Child, and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Recorded on Thursday, August 11, 2016 as...
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CIA director John Brennan describes the sophisticated use of technology and communication tools by ISIS. Brennan, director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, spoke candidly during the 2016 Aspen Security Forum on Friday, July 29, 2016. Watch his full interview with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston here: https://youtu.be/TRCUO7-lbUE
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Aspen Ideas Festival, 2010. Joe Leimkuhler and John Hollowell give a visual presentation about how we drill for oil and the precautions taken along the way. Speakers: John Hollowell, Joe Leimkuhler The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that both shape our lives and challenge our times. Learn more at: http://www.aspenideas.org/...
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The United States is not a particularly happy country, according to the World Happiness Report. Issued annually by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the report puts the USA in 18th place, just above the United Kingdom and surpassed by all the Scandinavian countries, Costa Rica, Canada, and Australia, among others. The rankings are based on measures of income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust, and generosity. But at least the residents of Boulder, CO,...
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Steve Voigt shares unexpected benefits that his company experienced when switching to an ESOP. This clip is part of a Working in America series event.
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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is asked about the Intelligence Community Inspector General's review of State Department email practices. He describes his surprise at cabinet officials' utilizing private email systems: "I didn't know you could do that." In this clip, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence is interviewed by Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC News. Their conversation was recorded at the Aspen Security Forum in...
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Einstein's creativity: Where did it come from, how was it reflected in his life, and what can we learn from it? Einstein biographer and Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson brings it to life. Recorded July 4, 2007 at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
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Leadership advisor Richard Pascale defines “positive deviants” as individuals who live and work within the same limits and constraints as the rest of us, but who find a way to succeed against all odds. Importantly, Pascale encourages us to stop turning to experts to solve our more complex problems, but rather to look within to find those quiet, perhaps “invisible” innovators who just might already have the problems solved.
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Lynne Cheney, author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” in conversation with Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute
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Sarah Armignacco, HR director of educational initiatives at Wegmans, explained how the company decreased turnover, increased engagement, and strengthened their communities through their upskilling program.
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As thousands flee ISIS-controlled areas, some in Europe and the US seek to turn away refugees. How has terrorism impacted this situation? Should Europe and America embrace those escaping violence? Meryl Chertoff provides a legal and historical perspective. She advocates a welcoming approach to counter the goals of ISIS. Chertoff is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program. The Aspen Institute...
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A film by Greg Poschman (2009). Chicago businessman Walter Paepcke (1896-1960), chairman of the Container Corporation of America, first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1945. Inspired by its great natural beauty, he envisioned it as an ideal gathering place for thinkers, leaders, artists, and musicians from all over the world to step away from their daily routines and reflect on the underlying values of society and culture. He dreamed of transforming the town into a center for dialogue, a place for...
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A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the...
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The Aspen Institute’s 22nd Annual Summer Celebration Conversation, featuring Ken Burns: Filmmaker and 2015 Public Service Award Honoree. Moderated by Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute. This conversation was recorded on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Aspen, Colorado. Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 35 years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical...
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Lewis Black shares his feelings on talk radio, blogs and Twitter. (Adult Content)
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